Country Crossing Discussion

By: Ben Stanfield Email
By: Ben Stanfield Email

The battle to re-open the Country Crossing entertainment complex will be held out of the public eye this time.

Country Crossing attorney Sam Cherry said he and members of Attorney General Luther Strange’s office want to avoid another public battle.

The two hope to agree on a process to get Country Crossing's machines into the courtroom to settle the dispute.

Cherry released a statement saying the following:

"All I can say is we are communicating and doing exactly what I hope we would have had the opportunity to do with the commander of the task force, but there was never even an acceptance of an offer to talk."

Joy Patterson from the Attorney General’s office also released a statement today.

"The attorney general does not wish to comment on the situation except to say we are working to get everyone their day in court."

Attorney General Strange has also said publicly that the recent change in administrations and end of Governor Bob Riley’s task force on illegal gambling should not be taken as a green light to re-open electronic bingo venues in the state.


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  • by COME ON MAN!!! Location: Marianna, FL. on Jan 27, 2011 at 09:19 PM
    What's the problem people? If you don't like it, don't do it. It's a choice no one is making you go. Open the doors back up. It's a win win for everyone.
  • by popoz Location: ozark on Jan 26, 2011 at 07:48 AM
    If we are really that set against gambleing lests shut it all down. Chucke cheeze and adventure land have slot machines for kids to play, stop church raffles, and thing that falls in that catogory should be stopped
  • by william Location: dothan on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    if gambling is illegale in alabama,SHUT DOWN THE INDIANS.
  • by Gorf Location: Dothan on Jan 23, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    Country Crossing or not, GAMBLING is still illegal on Alabama lands!
  • by Stephen Location: Hartford on Jan 23, 2011 at 02:21 PM
    It was voted on two years ago by the people. THE PEOPLE VOTED NO BY OVER 70%.
  • by honest on Jan 23, 2011 at 08:05 AM
    Dont upset the Bible thumpers, they will cry to Riley. Wait it wont do any good.
  • by James809 Location: Dothan on Jan 22, 2011 at 01:02 PM
    Jerry you said a mouth full.
  • by kathy Location: phenix city,al on Jan 22, 2011 at 10:24 AM
    i think we should all be able to vote on this. we are suppose tolive in a free country, it really isnt when we are told how we can spend our money. if people arent allowed to gamble in alabama our money goes to mississippi or other states. another reason we should be allowed to have gambling in alabama it gives people jobs and gets them off welfare.
  • by Darlene Location: Dothan on Jan 22, 2011 at 09:08 AM
    Dothan needs jobs and revenue despartely so CC has my vote if possible to re-open. Everything you do in life is a gamble and it is the peoples choice not yours or mine. OPEN CC BACK UP SOON FOR ALL.....
  • by Ronnie Location: Dothan on Jan 22, 2011 at 02:30 AM
    i pray our ag and new governor comes up with a plan to reopen country crossing i hate to see a hard working man like Mr Gilley loose everything he has worked so hard for over a corrupt governor who is no longer in power.
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